diaphragmatic eventration


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eventration

 [e″ven-tra´shun]
1. herniation of the intestines; see hernia.
2. removal of the abdominal viscera.
eventration of the diaphragm (diaphragmatic eventration) elevation of the dome of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity, usually due to phrenic nerve paralysis.

diaphragmatic eventration

the diaphragm projects into the thoracic cavity forming a pocketlike outpouching; this congenital anomaly results mainly from failure of muscular tissue from the body wall to contribute to the formation of the diaphragm; there is superior displacement of abdominal viscera into the diaphragmatic outpouching.

eventration

1. protrusion of the bowels through the abdomen.
2. removal of the abdominal viscera.

diaphragmatic eventration
elevation of the dome of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity, usually due to phrenic nerve paralysis.
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Asymptomatic patients with diaphragmatic eventration may be managed conservatively.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: 25 children of Paediatric age group ranging from 1 day to 5 years with diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Defects comprising Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Diaphragmatic Eventration are taken up for study.
Left Diaphragmatic Hernia [Figure 2] accounts to 16 cases and Diaphragmatic Eventration 9 cases.
Patients with unilateral diaphragmatic eventration are asymptomatic, however, some complain of dyspnea on effort or rarely orthopnea, due to the decrease in ventilation and oxygenation because of paradoxical motion of the affected diaphragm during inspiration and expiration.
4) Symptoms of diaphragmatic eventration may include nausea, heartburn, early satiety, post postprandial vomiting, constipation and epigastric discomfort.
9) The diagnosis of diaphragmatic eventration associated with gastric volvulus is usually straight forward and can be established by history and, in most cases, by routine chest X-rays and either upper GI series or CT scan.
However, symptomatic gastric volvulus associated with diaphragmatic eventration is a surgical emergency and always requires surgical intervention (5).